Jupiter Ascending Is A Very Decadent Movie About Why Decadence Is Bad

Jupiter Ascending isn't just a mediocre film. It's also self-indulgent, and in love with its own excesses. It's like the sick love-child of Zardoz and Fifth Element. But what's really odd about Jupiter is that it wants to criticize opulence and selfishness, and yet it's a movie that thinks "more" is always "better." » 2/06/15 9:00am 2/06/15 9:00am

How The Wachowskis Tried To Shoot "The Most Beautiful Chase Ever Filmed"

Co-directors Andy and Lana Wachowski only had six minutes every day to shoot a single giant chase scene for their space opera Jupiter Ascending. Why could they only film the chase at one time of day? They explain in our exclusive interview. Plus they tell io9 why they're so obsessed with telling stories about "The… » 2/04/15 1:09pm 2/04/15 1:09pm

The Wachowskis Say They Filmed A Live Birth For Their TV Show Sense8

Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski's globetrotting TV Netflix series Sense8 already sounded insanely ambitious. And the two Jupiter Ascending directors just cranked up the crazy even higher with promises of orgies and live births (not at the same time). » 2/02/15 12:45pm 2/02/15 12:45pm

Insanely Beautiful Photos From Jupiter Ascending Took Us By Surprise

We know very little about Lana and Andy Wachowski's next scifi feature Jupiter Ascending. We know it stars Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum as a dog person trained to find her in the future. But we did not know it was this beautiful. Take a look at this massive gallery of gorgeous looks into the world the Wachowskis… » 1/27/15 4:22pm 1/27/15 4:22pm

This First Jupiter Ascending Clip Is Bizarre

Here it is, the first-ever clip from the Wachowskis' latest scifi thriller Jupiter Ascending. Just be warned, it's completely out of context and almost entirely about scifi gadgetry. Which is both fantastic and a little worrisome. » 5/12/14 8:40am 5/12/14 8:40am

All about Sense8, a show from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski

Some details about Andy and Lana Wachowski's super secretive new Netflix series Sense8 have finally surfaced. And this new series, created in collaboration with Babylon 5's J. Michael Straczynski, sounds kind of incredible. » 1/07/14 4:00pm 1/07/14 4:00pm

Channing Tatum and his wolf face will make or break Jupiter Ascending

A brand new photo from the Wachowskis' adventure Jupiter Ascending is one part dream spectacle and two parts insane prosthetic makeup. Here's a supreme closeup of main character Channing Tatum in full wolf-warrior mode. And if you can't swallow this look, there's no hope for Jupiter Ascending. However... if anyone can… » 1/06/14 12:58pm 1/06/14 12:58pm

Breathtaking Concept Art of Elysium's Spaceship Hangar and Robot Deck

The coolest thing about Neill Blomkamp's Elysium was the drop-dead-gorgeous visuals. And the movie could have featured even more eye-popping vistas of the space station. We've got an exclusive look at some early concept art from designer George Hull, showcasing the spaceship hangar and other areas. » 8/14/13 10:40am 8/14/13 10:40am

Channing Tatum's Bizarre New Look in the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

Channing Tatum sports pointy ears, neon-blond hair, a bright blond goatee and a body harness, on the set of the Wachowskis' new movie Jupiter Ascending. Plus knee pads and chunky boots. He's playing Caine, a futuristic assassin who's part wolf and part albino. » 8/11/13 2:00pm 8/11/13 2:00pm

How will Sean Bean get killed in the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending?

Game Of Thrones star Sean Bean has joined Andy and Lana Wachowski's latest futuristic epic
Jupiter Ascending, which has already cast Eddie Redmayne, Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. The movie is set on future Earth, which is being ruled by creatures from other worlds. Deadline calls Bean's character Han Solo-esque —… » 2/06/13 3:40pm 2/06/13 3:40pm

Did Cloud Atlas' "Yellowface" problem help to sink it at the box office?

It's official: Cloud Atlas is a flop. At least in the United States. Made for a reported $100 million, the book adaptation barely scratched $10 million in its opening weekend — but some observers say the film could make a tidy profit overseas, where most of its funding came from. Still, it's hard not to ask: Did the… » 10/29/12 3:00pm 10/29/12 3:00pm

Is Cloud Atlas an unholy mess or a brilliant masterpiece? Yes.

In Cloud Atlas, opening today, six different stories in different time periods are woven together to create a thrilling composite story about liberation and revelation. Fittingly, how you wind up feeling about Cloud Atlas depends very much on your vantage point: the individual pieces, when you pull them out… » 10/26/12 9:00am 10/26/12 9:00am

An Exclusive Look at the Stunning Concept Art Behind Cloud Atlas'…

The most dazzling aspect of Cloud Atlas is probably the vision of near-future Korea, the city of Neo-Seoul. Glittery and dystopian, Neo-Seoul sits next to the sunken ruins of the original Seoul, with slums side by side with shining ribbons and flying cars. » 10/26/12 7:00am 10/26/12 7:00am

16-minute behind-the-scenes look at Cloud Atlas shows the terrible fate…

Check out this massive behind-the-scenes reel from Cloud Atlas. Every time period is shown, including Andy and Lana Wachowski's terrifying future worlds. We're especially taken with the post-apocalyptic speech in the jungle future, where cannibal Hugh Grant is a huge problem. Check out this massive collection of… » 10/22/12 7:55am 10/22/12 7:55am

First clip from Cloud Atlas shows how the movie will tie six plot lines…

Behold the first ever (spoiler-filled) clip from Cloud Atlas. This two-minute clip wraps up six different plot lines all into one, and it also shows a very spoilery end to one of the characters, so be warned. Will the Wachowskis be able to pull off this massive balancing act? » 9/28/12 8:25am 9/28/12 8:25am

New Cloud Atlas trailer shows off our terrible, horrible future worlds

The latest trailer for Cloud Atlas maps out the connective tissue of each recurring character and how each past (and future) life is connected. Leaping from century to century, the movie — which is based on the 2004 novel by David Mitchell — follows various lives of the same group of protagonists. From the… » 9/06/12 7:40am 9/06/12 7:40am

The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending Still Happening... With Channing…

For months we thought the Wachowskis' next super-secret science fiction project, titled Jupiter Ascending, was dead, after the Natalie Portman rumors died out. But it sounds like we could be going to Jupiter after all! » 3/27/12 10:17am 3/27/12 10:17am

The Wachowskis Prepare To Make Huge Scifi Flick, Jupiter Ascending

The Matrix directing duo Andy and Lana Wachowski are getting back into the scifi blockbuster business. While they're currently shooting their adaptation of Cloud Atlas, their next big project promises to be even bigger: Warner Bros. has picked up the Wachowskis' original scifi project Jupiter Ascending. Now all they… » 10/20/11 1:19pm 10/20/11 1:19pm